Tidings From the East

Tidings from the East

I hope everyone had a great summer, and you are now ready to get back to work.  Much thanks to the Picnic Committee for a great Picnic.  Leftover food was donated to the Denver Rescue Mission.

It is my sad duty to report the loss of our long time Marshall Bro. Scott Pepper who passed away only weeks after finding out he had cancer.  Bro. Scott’s spirit will be long remembered by the members of Columbine Lodge.  He served as an officer, on committees, in the Degree team, and was always the first to volunteer to help on any project.  We will miss him dearly.

As the Jewish Holy Days approach it is a time for introspection and renewal.  I can’t help but think about the progress and mistakes that I have made this year.  I am very proud of the officers for their discipline and dedication.  We have met every Wednesday since around October of last year.  The difference between Amateurs and Professionals in anything is the amount of practice that is what makes ordinary people great.   You must spend the time polishing your craft and we have done that.  I sincerely hope this practice will continue for many years to come.

During the second half of the year we still have much work to complete.  We have received several petitions and there will be proficiencies on all three degrees, and the officers will begin to prepare for a new Masonic Year.    The second half of this year brings hope of new beginnings based upon the lessons learned along the way.

L’shana Tova to our Jewish brethren.

Fraternally,

Steve Melnick P.M.
Worshipful Master